Native American People of Southwest Virginia- Background



Banks, Hale, Harris, Laws, Sizemore


Prior to 1800 the area now known as Southwest Virginia was the sacred hunting grounds to the Cherokee, Shawnee and Saura as well as others. With the influx of the Europeans in the early 1800's many Native Americans migrated west or were physically removed from the area. Some were even killed while others married in with the new immigrants. Today, there is no federal or state recognized tribe in Southwest Virginia but there are still people here that carry the blood and DNA of our Native American ancestors.

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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 7
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 11
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 3
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 15
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 1
Maternal Ancestor Information 18
mtDNA 12
mtDNA Full Sequence 7
mtDNA Plus 12
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 18
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 1
Total Members 31
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 12
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 1
Y-DNA Subgroups 0
Y-DNA111 1
Y-DNA12 9
Y-DNA25 6
Y-DNA37 6
Y-DNA67 4